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by brendon_m
Sat, 04 Apr 2020, 18:12
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 185
Views: 17281

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Technically I could stuff an extra 200kg of battery in. 1004kg GVM, less 640kg of car and 164kg of people/luggage gives me 200kg spare The current cells weigh 140kg so if I could find room I could easily double the range. And if I replace all the cells with new undegraded ones I'd double the range a...
by brendon_m
Sat, 04 Apr 2020, 08:56
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 185
Views: 17281

Re: Brendon_m Moke

I went to a weigh bridge this morning I'm pretty happy with my crude measurement of 660kg. The official weights are - 380kg front 260kg rear 640kg total Original tare is 660kg so I'm under weight :D Max gvm is 1004kg so if I ever wanted to upgrade to a 4 seater in the future I still can In other new...
by brendon_m
Wed, 01 Apr 2020, 19:43
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 273
Views: 45367

Re: 4Springs' Brumby

I was curious so I looked it up, turns out a banana is good for about 0.8V so not quite as "electrically conductive and energetic" as lithium. :D
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by brendon_m
Mon, 30 Mar 2020, 19:59
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Perth DC motor rewinding
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Perth DC motor rewinding

I have a Chinese golf cart in at my work and one of the windings in the traction motor (DC) is cooked. The mob we previously used to rewind stuff won't answer their phone and all the rewinding mobs we have called won't touch anything with a commutator. So does anyone know of a DC motor rewinder in t...
by brendon_m
Sat, 28 Mar 2020, 19:56
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 200
Views: 25332

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Would it be a good idea to tap an extra hole in the copper bus bar for the fly lead so there is less risk of stripping and brown Pants-ing? Or small nut and bolt/self tapper etc? How much it will actually help in the long run I don't know but I put a dab of silicone on each terminal nut (and screw) ...
by brendon_m
Sat, 28 Mar 2020, 18:24
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project
Replies: 200
Views: 25332

Re: Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project

Must of been a fun feeling drilling into the top of the cell :lol:.
Is that the same thermal silicone goop stuff you used on the prelude I can see through the sides of the case?
Also the bms board makes it a lot neater and easier than running fly leads everywhere.
by brendon_m
Sat, 28 Mar 2020, 16:53
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 87
Views: 6777

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

In a bike I would think going the tesla route with bucket loads of 18650s would be best use of space but they are harder to build a pack out of. Looking back at you battery, it's pretty square so maybe pouch cells would be a good fit. In terms of chemistry I like NCM, it has a good life and is not t...
by brendon_m
Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 07:03
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 556
Views: 47318

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Have you worked out if you are losing power? Or is it the pump?
by brendon_m
Thu, 26 Mar 2020, 06:55
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Phantom braking
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Phantom braking

Unplugged ev is on 4.1 and his car tried several times to update to 8.1 but kept failing to update. Then the update stop being listed. After talking to tesla he managed to get out of them that 8.1 is buggy and they've back pedalled on the roll out and that's why his car is no longer trying to update...
by brendon_m
Wed, 25 Mar 2020, 20:28
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 133
Views: 15325

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

Within reason, you can actually use the voltage to figure out the state of charge. Here is the table from the spec sheet: E63_table.jpg I tried to find a similar chart for my ex imiev cells and couldn't really find anything with actual values. Lots of small graphs that if you squinted you could get...
by brendon_m
Wed, 25 Mar 2020, 15:36
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: 2020 Ioniq
Replies: 40
Views: 2469

Re: 2020 Ioniq

Just in time for the global apocalypse.
by brendon_m
Mon, 23 Mar 2020, 20:20
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 556
Views: 47318

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

For reference the reservoir on the diahatsu is the old fuel tank charcoal canister, probably about a litre in volume. That works well and it doesn't run out too fast, normally takes a half dozens pumps before the pump kicks in. And the moke doesn't have vacuum assist because push bike vee brakes wou...
by brendon_m
Mon, 23 Mar 2020, 07:10
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250
Replies: 87
Views: 6777

Re: Soyachips’ Electric FZR250

Great job. On the bike and the trendy video :D
by brendon_m
Tue, 17 Mar 2020, 14:23
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: Imiev keyless entry

There is an immobiliser chip in the plain key as well, it's just embedded in the plastic. It is read by a key reader around the ign barrel. It doesn't require a battery, when the key is near the barrel it's wirelessly powered and read by the car. The remote locking is programmed in on the 433mhz rad...
by brendon_m
Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 19:17
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: Imiev keyless entry

Depends on the locksmith and car. We can program a lot of keys and remotes at my work with our scantool(but we can't cut them) and we used to have a locksmith next door that would cut them for us. They couldn't program some cars but they could clone a lot of different keys. We now get a mobile locks...
by brendon_m
Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 17:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: Imiev keyless entry

You should be able to pair a second hand key but obviously the shaft won't turn in the barrel and the immobiliser won't disarm. The cars immobiliser is a completely separate chip in the key to the remote. The remote purely does the central locking shopping.jpeg The black tic-tac like bit is a proxim...
by brendon_m
Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 07:54
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Imiev keyless entry
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: Imiev keyless entry

http://maparts.com.au/products/suits-mitsubishi/
Its either the kf373 or kf374 for a whole key. They are available at most car part stores but I'd hit up a locksmith as well to check their supply price.
A good locksmith should be able to help you cut and program
by brendon_m
Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 19:17
Forum: Other
Topic: Mini Cooper E
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Mini Cooper E

Current guesstimate for the mini e is $55000aud.
Even so at that its not too badly priced considering its a bmw i3 with nostalgia factor (which is $70k car)
by brendon_m
Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 18:49
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Qld Moke
Replies: 12
Views: 1285

Re: Qld Moke

Sad to see but I can definitely understand. My moke had all the rust cut out before I bought it but I still spent quite a bit of time chasing holes in paper thin metal...
by brendon_m
Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 17:27
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Tesla Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 1833

Re: Tesla Insurance

by brendon_m
Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 14:19
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: OK I'm confused!
Replies: 16
Views: 385

Re: OK I'm confused!

I have a charger here that draws 8A @240V which makes it close to 2000W but it's not actually 2000W it's closer to 1000W. Its power factor is woeful so it's not 50% efficient its actually 90% efficient and the amps are lagging behind the volts. Ie the 8 amps are not flowing when the voltage is at 24...
by brendon_m
Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 11:53
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: OK I'm confused!
Replies: 16
Views: 385

Re: OK I'm confused!

What's the power factor? It is probably reading in Watts and you are working out kVA
by brendon_m
Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 11:18
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Playing your music
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Playing your music

Not necessarily a tesla thing, I've experienced Apple not playing nicely with a lot of car stereos. Especially factory head units.
Tesla probably declined to pay money to the apple gods and the ghost of Steve Jobs past has brought his wrath upon them.
Does a standard usb full of music work?
by brendon_m
Tue, 10 Mar 2020, 14:25
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is the best controller for a Netgain Impulse 9 motor.
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: What is the best controller for a Netgain Impulse 9 motor.

It's only anecdotal but I have a zeva mc600 in my car and I haven't had any trouble with it (touch wood). Though it's pretty quick to complain on hot days about over temp, but it also has never de-rated because of it and will cool back down quickly once I stop working it. A larger cooling fan that I...
by brendon_m
Sun, 08 Mar 2020, 20:52
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Perth Electrikhana 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Perth Electrikhana 2020

There's more in the link but they are too big to post